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Spoon pendants 5 by Astalo Spoon pendants 5 :iconastalo:Astalo 63 10 Viking props 1 by Astalo Viking props 1 :iconastalo:Astalo 38 5 Viking costume 2 by Astalo Viking costume 2 :iconastalo:Astalo 41 22 Forged objects 21 by Astalo Forged objects 21 :iconastalo:Astalo 36 6 Jewelry from recycled silver by Astalo Jewelry from recycled silver :iconastalo:Astalo 21 3 Steel brooches and pendants 4 by Astalo Steel brooches and pendants 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 54 13 Spoon pendants 4 by Astalo Spoon pendants 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 42 7 Forged objects 20 by Astalo Forged objects 20 :iconastalo:Astalo 11 0 Penannular brooches 5 by Astalo Penannular brooches 5 :iconastalo:Astalo 52 5 Wall clock 1 by Astalo Wall clock 1 :iconastalo:Astalo 25 2 Oriental cross memorial by Astalo Oriental cross memorial :iconastalo:Astalo 37 13 Clockpunk pendants 14 by Astalo Clockpunk pendants 14 :iconastalo:Astalo 74 13 Penannular brooches 4 by Astalo Penannular brooches 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 53 17 Forged objects 19 by Astalo Forged objects 19 :iconastalo:Astalo 12 3 Forged eating set by Astalo Forged eating set :iconastalo:Astalo 1,112 125 Clockpunk pendants 13 by Astalo Clockpunk pendants 13 :iconastalo:Astalo 76 13

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Viking Knife by McCaren Viking Knife :iconmccaren:McCaren 2 2 The pendants Eagles by McCaren The pendants Eagles :iconmccaren:McCaren 6 0 Knife Silver Salmon by McCaren Knife Silver Salmon :iconmccaren:McCaren 4 0 DIVING CHAMPION by artistartas DIVING CHAMPION :iconartistartas:artistartas 3 0 Amazing Wall Art work by Nathalie Spehner by ScottBrunner Amazing Wall Art work by Nathalie Spehner :iconscottbrunner:ScottBrunner 3 0 SPERM WHALE BATHYSCAPHE by artistartas SPERM WHALE BATHYSCAPHE :iconartistartas:artistartas 6 1 Rutilated quartz with Gold pendant by rodicafrunze Rutilated quartz with Gold pendant :iconrodicafrunze:rodicafrunze 24 4 Love-Letters-by-Rodica-Frunze-04 by rodicafrunze Love-Letters-by-Rodica-Frunze-04 :iconrodicafrunze:rodicafrunze 101 6 Pectoral of Senusret II by jeanburgers Pectoral of Senusret II :iconjeanburgers:jeanburgers 3 0 Scarab and Horus Pendants by jeanburgers Scarab and Horus Pendants :iconjeanburgers:jeanburgers 3 0 Geometric Pendant by jeanburgers Geometric Pendant :iconjeanburgers:jeanburgers 4 0 Postapocalyptic Steel Bracer by Tharrk Postapocalyptic Steel Bracer :icontharrk:Tharrk 12 3 Celtic wolves by BDSart Celtic wolves :iconbdsart:BDSart 36 4 Postapocalyptic hunter bracer with trophies by Tharrk Postapocalyptic hunter bracer with trophies :icontharrk:Tharrk 8 0 Secret Eye by Ugrik Secret Eye :iconugrik:Ugrik 119 11 celtic belt buckle by RhouenRhu celtic belt buckle :iconrhouenrhu:RhouenRhu 49 6

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Mikko Anttonen
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Finland
Current Residence: Simpele, Southeastern part of Finland
Favourite style of art: Surrealistic, fantasy or sci-fi themed paintings and sculptures.
Favourite cartoon or comic character: Lobo, Ghost rider, Wolverine, Slaine, Nemesis the Warlock, Ren & Stimpy, Samurai Jack, Nick Knatterton, Vash the Stampede, Great Teacher Onizuka and Guts from Berserk.
Personal Quote: When it`s too loud, you`re too old!

Pinterest: fi.pinterest.com/mikkoanttonen…
MAL: myanimelist.net/profile/Astalo
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Hi!  My name is Mikko Anttonen (A.K.A. Freaky Mike) and I work as a traditional blacksmith and jewelry artist in a small countryside village. I'm pretty mad on science fiction- & fantasy art/literature, historical times and metal music as well.. I have always liked drawing and making objects from metal, wood and other natural materials.
Link to my personal web gallery: www.saunalahti.fi/~wfan - (Text is mainly in Finnish..)

I drew a lot, when I was a kid.. In my teenage years that went to the backround, but after 2002 I got extremely interested it again, and draw and paint a lot of scifi- and fantasy themed works etc. (Mainly in Wacom tablet and Photoshop.)
I made all kind of metalworks for hobby over ten years and I started finally my own business in 2007. My blacksmith workshop is located inside the old barn house which was built over hundred years ago. The actual company is called "Taidetakomo Astalo", so I decided to use it also for my nick in here. (Astalo is really a finnish name or legal term for temporary striking weapons.)

Many people have asked, that do i sell my metal works online or make some commissions in there, but i have to say no for all of them.
I have already so much work to do in our farm/forests and with my little company, that i don't have any meaningful reasons to expand my "business" outside Finland. I started posting my crafts in here, because it's interesting to hear some feedback and comments also from around the world, and not only from my local circles.

Sorry about typos. English is not my native language. :)

Ps. Can you please stop sending new badges for me, because I don't want to "level up" anymore.
I give llamas only for my new watchers or maybe trade them for points, so that llama for llama practice is only a waste of time with me.

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Suvi-Iloa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hyvää Itsenäisyyspäivää :flagoffinland: 
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Kiitos samoin. :thumbsup:
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Suvi-Iloa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No moii :) Upeita sun työt :clap:
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mukava kuulla ja kiitos kun lisäsit seurantalistallesi. :)

Olen ollut viime vuodet valitettavasti aika epäaktiivinen DA:ssa, mutta jospa sitä innostuisi postailemaan ensi vuoden puolella taas uusia esinekuvia tänne. Viikinkipuvustakin on itseasiassa jo uusi paranneltu versio olemassa, missä on päivitetty tiettyjä yksityiskohtia vähän autenttisemmiksi.
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NonsensoAki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Thank you for the link to an interesting site! I'm watching the channel Torbjörn Åhman. Smith with a lump of metal can conquer the world :) Your work with these details and finish ... magic. I bow and admire!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks also you for adding me to your watch-list. :thumbsup:
They keep "Iron age market" on that Pukkisaari place in every september and I have been there few different times selling my own metal works. It's quite small event, but it's always fun to meet historical reenactors from other places. (Mostly Finnish folk, but there is usually some people also from Baltic countries, Sweden & Russia.)

Cool.. I also like Torbjörn Åhman. There is also some other quite interesting artisan youtubers: Joey van der Steeg, Alec Steele, Primitive Technology, Niels Provos, Mr. Chickadee
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama! :)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem. Thanks also you for faving my works. :)
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Sarah10387 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Thanks for the llama.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks also you for faving one of my picture montages. :thumbsup:
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